Local Mountain Lions
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>Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 20:56:55 -0400
>Subject: [cyclingLA] Mountain Lion sightings/Millard Canyon area
>Cougar sightings in the Altadena Foothills: Please Cross Post
>Posted by: "Alice Sarkisian Wessen"
>Date: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:59 pm ((PDT))
>[from the cheney trail yahoo group]
>For the sake of cross posting, I condensed the
>multiple sightings and alerted JPL security.
>WARNING: Multiple sightings and encounters with
>mountain lions on Altadena Foothills area:
>March 31, Monday morning before dawn a heavy animal,
>possible cougar, ran across a roof of home located in
>3600 block on Leilani Way in Altadena.
>March 30th, near dawn a large cougar attacked a large
>German Shepherd dog in the Millard Campground Canyon
>area. In addition a possible second cougar was spotted
>on the roof of the same cabin.
>The dog was saved by its thick fur and the
>intervention of the owner. California Dept. of Fish &
>Game officer was called by the USFS.
>March 29th, 6:15am Saturday morning
>Sighting of a ca. 60 lb. animal with a long tail that
>ran across Lincoln Ave. and into the brush between
>Loma Alta Park and the debris basin. The profile was
>pretty clearly feline.
>The cats tend to be active at dawn, dusk, and at
>night, when they roam their home area search of prey.
>According to the Department of Fish & Game, one of the
>most important tips is: do not go into mountain lion
>territory by yourself. Go with a friend or bring a
>dog. Always take a friend with you when you camp, hike
>or backpack in wild areas.
>Even when lions are encountered, they rarely pose a
>threat. Most cougars prefer to avoid human beings.
>More safety tips: